Advertising and Marketing
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission has sued an Arizona man who markets HCG Platinum diet products by falsely claiming the products will cause consumers to lose substantial amounts of weight. Kevin Wright and his companies must respond to the complaint in federal court.
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission today announced six enforcement actions, including one that imposes a $450,000 civil penalty and five that for the first time address biodegradable plastic claims, as part of the agency’s ongoing crackdown on false and misleading environmental claims.
Type: Press ReleaseIn light of the recent, temporary government shutdown, the Federal Trade Commission is extending the public comment periods for 13 matters that currently are pending before the agency in order to ensure that interested parties have a full opportunity to file comments. The Commission also...
Type: Press ReleaseA marketer of iPhone accessories, bottle holders, lens cleaners, dog collars, leashes, and other outdoor accessories has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it falsely claimed certain of its products were “Made in the U.S.A,” or “Truly Made in the USA” even though the products...
Type: CaseThere is a related administrative proceeding.
Type: Press ReleaseAn administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission is mailing 7,979 checks averaging $27.42 each to consumers who bought dietary supplements sold by national pharmacy chain Walgreens under its store-brand “Wal-Born” label. In 2010, Walgreens settled FTC charges that it deceptively...